SPE announces call for nominations for ACCE parts competition

May 3, 2023
Competition will award honors for materials and process innovations, as well as People's Choice Award.
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The SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) organizing committee has issued a call for nominations for its annual innovative parts competition, at the group's 2023 conference, to be held Sept. 6-8 in Novi, Mich.  

Any registered conference speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or attendee may nominate original equipment or aftermarket composite parts for automotive, heavy truck, work truck, urban air mobility or other transportation applications from anywhere in the world. Prototype parts also are eligible.  

Companies, organizations and universities all are encouraged to participate and be recognized for their innovative production parts or prototypes. The vehicle producer must give permission and the part must be brought to the SPE ACCE for a formal review by judges. In addition to four awards for the most innovative Production Part and Prototype Part in Materials Innovation and Process Innovation categories, the parts competition will honor one People's Choice award winner, to be selected by conference attendees.  

Nomination abstracts are due June 30, and final nominations are due July 30 via email to ACCE Part Competition Chair - Leonardo Simon at [email protected]. For more information on ACCE, see https://speautomotive.com/acce-conference. For nomination information, see https://speautomotive.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2023-SPE-ACCE-PartsCompetition.pdf.